Benedict spent his final years at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery within the walls of the Vatican.
Peter Obi, Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate has mourned the passing of Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI died at the age of 95 on Saturday.
Taking to his Twitter account, Obi joined many others in mourning the global cleric whom he said left indelible historical marks.
He wrote: “Farewell Pope Emeritus, Pope Benedict XVI. Over the years, Pope Benedict remained a real shepherd of God’s people. He left indelible historical marks. His service to God and to humanity as a Priest, Archbishop, Cardinal and Pope bore eloquent witness to his genuine love for God and man. Rest on Pope Benedict XVI. -PO”